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The familiar arguments to the effect that democracy is “ just the same as " or " just
as bad as " totalitarianism never take account of this fact . All such arguments boil
down to saying that half a loaf is the same as no bread . In England such ...
Lord Halifax , and all his tribe , believe that when the war is over things will be
exactly as they were before . Back to the crazy pavement of Versailles , back to “
democracy ” , i.e. capitalism , back to dolequeues and the Rolls Royce cars , back
So long as democracy exists , even in its very imperfect English form ,
totalitarianism is in deadly danger . The whole English - speaking world is
haunted by the idea of human equality , and though it would be simply a lie to say
that either we ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review